For opening hours, please see the opening hours page
The two-storey library caters for different student learning styles and preferences. The well-designed library, overlooking a peaceful lake, is an appealing place to learn and study. The Library has a total seating capacity of 595, with 12 PCs available for students to use. Quiet study rooms have been provided for individual study, and discussion areas are provided for collaborative learning. The 365 Room is open 24 hours a day, for students who wish to study late on campus. The Wheesht Room, which is also open 24/7, is provided for students who wish to study in a silent environment. Our library offers a wide range of traditional and electronic resources. The selection of books and journals available in the library are updated throughout the academic year in response to requests from students and lecturers.
The library provides 307 study spaces, which include:
- 47 individual carrels in an open area
- 18 individual carrels in the silent study room
- 4 discussion rooms:
- Fleming Room: 5 persons
- MacLaurin Room: 5 persons
- Bell Room: 10 persons
- Miller Room: 10 persons
The 365 Room
The 365 Room is located outside the library. The 365 Room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and has 121 study spaces, including a silent PC room with 12 PCs (high performance computers) and 5 individual carrels.
Next to the 365 Room is Wheesht, the 365 Silent Room. Wheesht has 76 individual study carrels.
IT & Group Study Area
The IT & Group Study Area is designated for collaborative learning with group study and discussion areas. This room has 91 study spaces.
Microsoft Office, SPSS, Minitab, EndNote and R are available in all PC labs.
|Lab 1 (42 High Performance PCs; 1 MFD) - E1.14||Level 1, East Wing|
|Lab 2 (24 Standard PCs) - E1.15||Level 1, East Wing|
|Lab 3 (44 Standard PCs) - W1.04||Level 1, West Wing|
|Lab 4 (43 High Performance PCs; 1 MFD) - W1.03||Level 1, West Wing|
Please book a group study facility if you want to have a discussion or group meeting in the library.
There are 4 group study rooms on Level 3 in the Main Library.
How to book
- Go to the Student Portal and Choose Book Study Spaces
- Login using your HWU Username and password
- Choose Booking for Study Spaces > Select your preferred room based on the room capacity
- Fill up required details > click Book
You will receive an email confirmation about your booking.
Rooms can be booked online up to 2 days in advance and are available for 2 hours per day / per group.
- Weekdays: 09:00 – 19:30
- Weekends: 09:30 – 15:30 *Not applicable for Sunday except during Revision and Examination weeks
Keys will be issued at the IS Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Student ID cards will be required for swapping with Room Key and for identification purposes upon key issuance.
All keys and IT items (if any) must be returned promptly by the end of the booking time.
You can cancel your booking anytime via the confirmation email.